Thursday, August 11, 2011

Greeted By Features

Yesterday I was completely out of commission. The flu struck. I was feeling it earlier on, but Wednesday was the day of suffering. Headache, chills, fever, nausea...I'm pretty sure our darling daughter gave it to my husband, who in turn gave it to me. Thankfully, we didn't all have it at the same time. And, I'm lucky because I think I am recovering from it more quickly than the average person. Sleep was the key. It came in the form of my husband and brother. They looked after Annie while I caught a nap here and there (my husband came home a few hours early and my brother was working from home). I'm still recovering today, but felt well enough to get back on the computer. So, I was totally surprised when I came back to the blog word and received a very warm welcome. Two welcomes actually. Lovely Beasts was featured twice! Hurrah!

Judy at DIY by Design was so sweet to feature my Dictionary Napkin Rings. She even mentioned my Etsy shop opening! Thank you thank you Judy!

And Shaunna from Perfectly Imperfect, one of the most informative and inspirational furniture blogs out there, featured my Freebie Dresser Redo. She did it in such a special way, I wasn't sure how to thank her! I did of course, it took about 5-6 thank yous in all.

Not a bad way to bounce-back from the flu, eh? Thanks again to the amazing women, Judy and Shaunna, for featuring my blog!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lovely Beasts Shop is OPEN!

It's opening day!!! Please visit my little Lovely Beasts Etsy Shop when you get a chance. I have not posted up a ton of items right now but will be adding more over the next few days. You might be familiar with them already as most of the items have been featured in my blog before. Enjoy and happy shopping!

Love the Beasts,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fig. 84. Cat - Skeleton On a Framed Mirror

Etsy is stressing me out! I still haven't "gone live" with my shop because of all the pictures to be taken and descriptions that need to be written. And I'm only starting with about 20 items. I'm new to it so it's probably taking me twice as long as you vets, but man can it be time consuming! And brain-wracking trying to come up with exciting and fun words!

So I'm taking a break from it for the rest of the night and I'll show you another piece I'm listing on the eventually-to-be-open Lovely Beasts Etsy shop.

I took the skeletal drawing of a cat from the 60's Anatomy Manual I've been using and modpodged it to a vintage gold-framed mirror. The mirror was a tray and still can be, but it also can make a really fun and interesting wall hanging!

Love the Beasts,